Ten books from around the world have been shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Over a hundred libraries in 39 countries participated in nominating books for the 2014 award.
With a new novel out by author Ishmael Beah, whose memoir Long Time Gone was a bestseller and Oprah pick, interest in African fiction will be running high. While you're waiting for your hold on Beah's Radiance of Tomorrow, try one of these other interesting titles!
Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart
Adichie, Chimamanda. Americanah
Akpan, Uwem. Say You're One of Them
Benaron, Naomi. Running the Rift
Bulawayo, NoViolet. We Need New Names
If you are looking for a page-turning literary novel that you can read in one day, All Yours, a slim crime novel about a woman’s revenge on her cheating husband, is the book for you. The author, a native Argentinean, tells a gripping tale of domestic conflict and, at the same time, sheds light on Argentina’s class structure and the selfish behaviors of the entitled class. This author’s crime novels are all bestsellers in Latin America...and for good reason! All Yours is a great read.